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RE: Mr Heater Buddy

I have the Big Buddy model which has two heating elements and a fan. It takes two small propane bottles. Using both elements it will get the entire front area of my coach comfortably warm within minutes, it seems. But using both elements is too much because the propane will only last about 3 hours and the coach gets way too warm, so one element is really enough for the front area. The heat does not reach the back bedroom as well. I keep the driver and passenger windows open a crack for ventilation and I have two CO detectors in the coach. We also use it for ice fishing and usually wind up just wearing t-shirts while we sit in the shelter. I'm very happy with it.
Son of Norway 12/06/16 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: removing radiator on a 1986 holiday rambler

Don't have pictures, but you're right about what needs to be done. I had a shop here in Denver do it for me. Good luck with the repair.
Son of Norway 12/04/16 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric Fireplace

Thanks everyone. In case anyone is still watching this thread, I finally made it up to the storage yard. The measurements are: 13" high by 15" wide by 13" deep. I've been looking, but still no luck at the big box stores.
Son of Norway 11/29/16 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Fireplace

Thanks, I'll get the measurements and post them.
Son of Norway 11/27/16 07:10pm General RVing Issues
Electric Fireplace

I'm looking for a small electric fireplace that will fit in the front space where the small TV's were in the older class A's. Anyone know of any brands/models? Thanks.
Son of Norway 11/27/16 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thoughts on circulating warm air in the RV?

We keep our back bedroom warm by heating the compartment under the bed with a small electric heater. The heat then radiates from the bed. It not only keeps the bedroom warm, it also warms the water tank, pump and plumbing.
Son of Norway 11/19/16 04:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: 8R19.5 Double Coin tires ( just purchased )

Jim, I do have the RT600s. I have not driven them on snow or mud. I don't think that my HR would have very good traction no matter what tires were on it. I always carry chains in case snow catches me by surprise.
Son of Norway 11/16/16 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 8R19.5 Double Coin tires ( just purchased )

I also bought Double Coins after getting a glowing recommendation from the owner of a string of tire stores in New England. (Pete's Tire Barn) I have had mine for about three years and I am very satisfied.
Son of Norway 11/16/16 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVers who buy up campsites

Wow, I never thought that this post would result in 5 pages!! I hope that everyone realizes that this did not involve a reservation. This was what is called a "Walk Up." The camper that I was referring to went to the office, paid for the site and left. The park in question was St. Vrain State Park. It is actually very well-run. The staff do a great job. The post was not meant to be a criticism of the park. We actually had a nice stay there and didn't feel too badly about the other site. As for the general issue at hand, I believe that if I don't want to be at a campsite, I shouldn't prevent someone else from staying there. To me that is common courtesy and to do otherwise would be greedy and selfish. That is the way that I live MY life with the values that I have. I believe that others should do the same, while at the same time fully realizing that many others don't agree.
Son of Norway 11/13/16 10:11pm General RVing Issues
RVers who buy up campsites

We went to camp at a nice state park just north of Denver. Got a site for the first night, then for the second night we drove over to another open site that was on the water and had a better view. No tag on the post. When my wife went to pay for the site, she was told that it had already been rented by another person who had paid for five nights. The site remained vacant the whole time we were at the campground. Evidently the person just drove to the office, paid for the site and left. Didn't even bother to drive over to it to put his tag on the post. He or she paid for five nights on a Tuesday, most likely so they would be sure to have it for the week-end. This park is very popular and even at this time of year is fully occupied almost every night. Also, during the off-season about half of the sites are closed. By the rules, the person should have occupied the site on the first night, but otherwise there is no violation in what he did. I know that I have been accused of being a "typical selfish ranter", but I believe that this is an example of thoughtless greed. I hope the people who read this post and do this will learn to be able to think of someone besides yourselves, and realize that you are denying other people the chance to go camping. As they say, "OK, rant over. Take your best shot."
Son of Norway 11/11/16 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: What would I be missing by buying a 15-20 yr old RV?

Setting aside the problems of owning an old RV, The best advancements that you miss in my opinion are a long slide-out, basement storage, and a modern computer-controlled fuel-injected engine.
Son of Norway 11/07/16 10:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Member-generator repair question

The fuel pump on that Emerald should be a standard round or cube low-pressure pump that sells for around $50. Usually they are easy to find at an auto store or on the net. That price does not sound right to me.
Son of Norway 10/31/16 09:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Kayak Rack for a Hitch Hauler

Yes, Ron it would be good to see some more designs. I made my 4-kayak rack for about a third of what Yakups wants for their 2-kayak rack. I haven't seen any companies that sell a 4-kayak rack. Maybe mine is a first.
Son of Norway 10/22/16 10:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Kayak Rack for a Hitch Hauler

Yes, I have to be very careful about driveways. I am going to raise the Hitch Hauler when I get a chance.
Son of Norway 10/22/16 10:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Kayak Rack for a Hitch Hauler

I have seen many posts about transporting kayaks. We had two kayaks for a long time. When we went camping I had to bring them with us by either stuffing them inside the RV or strapping them onto my Suburban and having someone drive it up separately. But then my son got a steady girlfriend which altered the entire dynamic. This resulted in another kayak, and I had to come up with a new way to transport them. I already had a Hitch Hauler rack, so I used that as a base. Since I was working with a rectangle, it was just as easy to make it a 4-kayak rack. (I'll probably get another one someday anyway.) I had hoped that my son could weld it up for me but he's finishing school and didn't have the time, so I just made it with 2x4's. The rack turned out wide enough that it partially obscured my tail lights, so I put LED trailer lights on it. I put wheels on it so I could take it off the Hitch Hauler and move it around by myself. The pictures are from our first trip with it up to Steamboat Lake. http://i65.tinypic.com/bj7lte.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/rbxj4o.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2zg7osw.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2i20xu8.jpg By the way, I am no great fan of Walmart, but the 10-foot kayaks they sell are very lightweight, easy to paddle, stable, track well in the water, and their price cannot be beat. They are perfect for fishing small and medium-sized lakes.
Son of Norway 10/22/16 04:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Camping World and Corporate America

Earlier this week I stopped by my friend Ken's auto repair shop. Ken is an old-timer who has an old-time shop that he runs in an old-time way. He had two bays full of cars but had dropped everything to help an RV'r broken down with a fuel-pump problem. He was under the RV dropping the tank. Today I was driving up the highway to a campground when one of my turn signals apparently stopped working. I stopped at Camping World and asked if someone could take a look at it. The young man at the desk told me that the "chassis tech" was busy on units being prepped for sale and he couldn't help me. "Sorry", he said. Now I have nothing against the young man, the same thing would probably happen at any modern corporate shop. Men like Ken are the backbone of any healthy society. What will we do when they are all gone in a world gone corporate? What really makes it scary is that our young people are starting to think that way. A while back I asked the Subway "sandwich artisan" if I could have a couple of extra meatballs on my sandwich. He said, "No, but I can put 4 extra meatballs on for an extra $1.25." As I have read on this forum many times, "Just needed to vent."
Son of Norway 09/30/16 08:26pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Tell us where to go and what to do!

Dinosaur provincial park outside of Medicine Hat.
Son of Norway 08/21/16 12:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Financing

Welcome to the forums! Try banking at a credit union for awhile and then apply there. Miles
Son of Norway 08/20/16 11:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: Traveling in Colorado

Take I-25 north to I-70. I-70 west to US 40. US-40 north to Hwy 34. Hwy 34 north to Grand Lake. Miles Sorry, go around Denver on C470 W.
Son of Norway 08/01/16 06:24am Beginning RVing
RE: How would you / Do you prepare?

I always have a CB.
Son of Norway 07/30/16 03:01pm General RVing Issues
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